Susquehanna Valley

SV School Reopening Frequently Asked Questions


What types of documents will parents have to sign related to COVID-19?

Parents who will be sending their children for in-person learning will be required to sign an attestation that states they will monitor their child’s health for symptoms of COVID-19 and exposure to COVID-19.  This form will be mailed home to parents in the upcoming weeks.  It will be kept on file for the duration of the school year.

How will the district handle anyone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19?

Has the district considered outdoor classes at least until it gets too cold to be practical?

Due to the manner in which teachers will be recording and live streaming their classes, it is not practical to do this in an outdoor space.  Physical education teachers will have students outdoors for classes as much as possible.

How can parents be assured that the buildings are properly disinfected, cleaned and sanitized?

Second-shift custodial staff will clean and disinfect all surfaces every night.  Custodial staff will clean and disinfect common touch point surfaces throughout the school day. Disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer will be available in all occupied areas.

What modifications have been made to school ventilation systems?

Outside air dampers will be 100% open as weather permits; MERV 13 filters will be installed in the HVAC equipment.

When will the students have to wear masks?

Students will have to wear masks at all times on school buses and in school buildings. Students will be permitted to have mask breaks when they are seated in their learning space with six feet of distance between themselves and others and while eating breakfast and lunch.

Where are students placing their mask when they take them off for breaks/meals?

The district is continuing to work with our nursing staff and the DOH for guidance on this issue.
Susquehanna Valley Central School District - 1040 Conklin Rd. Conklin, New York 13748 - (607) 775-0170

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